Sedra’s Africa Trip
On April 23, the Sunday after Easter, Sedra, our youth director, will share about his trip to Kenya. As the first disciples were witnesses to Jesus’ resurrection, so also are we, Sedra participated in the discipleship training of Anglican church leaders in Nairobi.
New Sunday classes begin on April 23 at 9:30 AM.
1. New Member Class - in the sanctuary.
2. Regrets, Reality, and Restoration DVD - upstairs. Led by Melanie. How did Peter recover after denying Jesus? How do we recover when we have blown it?
New Weekday Classes
1. A Free Heart-with counselor Lynn Cerullo - starts Monday, April 24 at 6:30 PM. For details and cost go to http://www.bflchurch.org/a-free-heart.html
2. Growing Deeper - Bible study with Pastor Ken resumes Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM. Lives transformed: Thomas, read John 11, 14, 20.
Potluck Luncheon - Thursday April 20th at 11:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall. Sedra will be sharing details about his recent trip to Kenya. Sign-up on bulletin board in Fellowship Hall.
Senior Ministry Computer Classes - Chris and George Cooper are offering computer classes to our senior adult members. The first class is scheduled for Friday, April 21st, at 10:00 AM at the church. It will touch on the computer machine itself, discussion concerning how often to meet, and what type of classes the members are looking for.
Senior Social - April 26 and May 24
Join us for our monthly get together to socialize, play dominoes, or do crafts. There is no obligation to participate in the games. Individuals bring their own crafts to work on. Others use the opportunity to just sit and talk. Light snacks are provided.
Monthly Social Outing - Thursday, April 27th
Dinner at Mimi's Cafe - Mark your Calendar - Details to Come
What the Book Group is reading for April - Life of Pi by Yann Martel Discussion on Wed., April 19th at 1 PM All are welcome to join us at the church for discussion and refreshments.
Military Care Boxes - We are sending out Military care boxes for Memorial Day. If you would like to help bring in any of the following by April 30:
Jelly Beans, Comics, Peanuts, Lemonade (ind. packs), Gum, Snack pack of cookies, Slim Jims Jerky (ind. packs), Lifesavers, Trail Mix, Cracker Snacks, and Puzzle Books. Please mark them Military and put them in the laundry cart in the Fellowship Hall. Thanks for supporting our military members in this way!!!
BFLC Church Workday - Saturday, May 20th from 8:30 AM -12:30 PM.
Come, help us do outdoor clean-up and other repair jobs. Lunch is provided. Bring gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows, etc.
Mark Your Calendars – the Social Ministry Fair is Coming
The Social Ministry Committee will be hosting a Social Ministry Fair on Sunday, May 7, 2017 and invites the entire congregation to attend this unique event. The purposes of The Fair are to: 1) raise awareness of ministries we support, and 2) encourage each other to find ways to volunteer or otherwise participate in reaching out to those in need. Plan to attend anytime between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM in the Fellowship Hall. There will be various social ministries represented offering many ways you can be the hands and feet of Christ. Light refreshments will be available. Contact David Reily for more information.
Habitat For Humanity Update
On Saturday March 11th volunteers from Black Forest Lutheran Church joined with First United Methodist Church to work on a home in Fountain. We had a great turn out and accomplished a major portion by completing the shingling of the roof in one day. A big thank you to all who participated in this community project. The next event will be May 13th. Sign-up sheet will be in the Fellowship Hall in April or contact Ray Sherrier.
Upcoming Sunday Calendar
May 7 - Social Ministry Fair
May 14 - Didi Panzo visits from the Democratic Republic of Congo
May 21 - Mother’s Day
May 28 - Graduates Sunday - Last 2 service Sunday until Sept.
June 4 - New Member Reception Pentecost - Be sure to wear red.
Various Agency Collections
In the Fellowship Hall under the bulletin board there is a cabinet with drawers. Each drawer is marked with the items we are collecting for various agencies. We collect the following: Box Tops for Education, Wolford School Aluminum Pop Tops from cans, Ronald McDonald House Recycled cell phones, batteries and chargers. There is a basket for greeting cards (fronts only) - St. Jude’s Ranch Quarters in the Offering Plate, Food for the Poor - pennies in the Offering Plateand Mosaic. We invite you to participate.
Young Adults - We are taking a break for the months of April and May. We will resume over the summer. For questions, please connect with Sedra or the office at 719-495-2221
Nursery - Caring for our little ones is a vital ministry here at BFLC. We have openings for both adults and teens this summer. This is a paid position. If you are interested or have questions contact Lisa in the office.
Lutheran Family Services - Be part of a fun event May 11 - A Taste of Hope!
BFLC is a sponsor for this year’s event that helps LFS raise money for their various programs: adoption and pregnancy counseling, foster care, refugee resettlement, disaster response, respite care, and older adult services. With the church’s sponsorship, we have two free tickets to share with anyone who would like to attend this event (first come, first serve). Additional tickets are $25/adult, $20/child. It will be Thursday, May 11, 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. There will be an array of foods to sample, a chef competition, games, a live demo of the torch lighting ceremony, and much more! If you’re interested in attending this event, please email Suzanne Dubois at email@example.com.
Coming Up for Youth
Confirmation Camp - June 4-6
Vacation Bible School - July 2-7
El Paso Mission Trip - July 8-15
El Paso Mission Trip BFLC and Cristo Rey have been partners for almost two decades. Over the past few years, BFLC has consistently sent adults and youth to be part of the El Paso Border Immersion Program each summer. The El Paso Mission trip is not only an opportunity to strengthen relationship between the two congregations and their youth ministries, but also a chance for our youth to learn about the immigration realities and life on the borders from the various sides. Besides, the youth of BFLC will have a chance to grow in their faith and love for God and in serving his people as they lead the Vacation Bible School program for that week. This is a great opportunity for the youth to grow in worship, ministry, evangelism, discipleship and ministry. Dates: July 8-15.
Let Sedra know if you are interested.
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